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October 22, 2015Current knowledge of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), or the association between childhood trauma and long-term health and social consequences, relies on data predominantly collected from middle to upper-middle class participants who were fairly well educated and predominantly white. New research led by the Philadelphia ACE Task Force Research Workgroup uses a more socioeconomically and racially diverse urban population to measure both Conventional and Expanded (community-level) ACEs.
October 20, 2015A recent Michigan based study reminds us that we need to remain vigilant about proper car seat and booster seat installation for older kids. Read more for resources on helping families learn best practices for child passenger safety in older children.
October 14, 2015Keeping the lines of communication open is important in helping to promote safe teen behaviors, as both a passenger and a driver. Here are some tips for families to follow during National Teen Driver Safety Week and throughout the year.
October 9, 2015Recently, a question was forwarded to me from a primary care practice in Pennsylvania: “Can the physician ask about guns in the household and document this in the medical record? Or can they only discuss gun safety?” This blog dispels confusion for clinicians caused by media attention about proposed legislation that has not been implemented.
October 8, 2015Learn about how to listen to your target market to create a viable mHealth app/intervention from the Digital Health Initiative at CHOP.